Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill condemned for pressurising Health Minister for MORE abortions in North of Ireland

  • Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill condemned for pressurising Health Minister for MORE abortions in North of Ireland

Precious Life has condemned Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill’s call for more unborn babies to be killed in Northern Ireland. The pro-life group said she was a hypocrite and should resign.

Michelle O’Neill and her party Sinn Féin support the abortion law that was forced on the North of Ireland by the British Parliament in Westminster. The legislation came into effect on 31st March last year. The Department of Health has admitted that 1091 abortions have already been carried out since then. However, Michelle O’Neill is now pressing the Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann to commission more abortions in Northern Ireland.

Michelle O’Neill said "leadership" was expected from Mr Swann and accused him of "failing." She also claimed abortion was a “human right.” She said, “The minister should end the delay…” in making abortion even more widely available across Northern Ireland. “…The minister must act …his failure to do so to date is totally unacceptable” she added.

Director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth said, “Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill calling for more babies in the womb to be killed is totally unacceptable. Since last March, Michelle O’Neill has stood at a podium lecturing us to protect others and save lives. However, at this critical time when necessary and life-saving care such as cancer treatments are being postponed - Michelle O’Neill and Sinn Fein want abortion prioritised in Northern Ireland.

“She even has the audacity to claim that killing babies in the womb is a ‘human right’. Abortion is the ultimate abuse of human rights – denying a little human being their most fundamental human right - the right to life itself.

“Michelle O’Neill is a hypocrite. In the past 11 months, 1091 little unborn babies have been killed in Northern Ireland. She failed to protect these babies. But 1091 deaths aren't enough for Michelle O’Neill, she now wants even more babies’ lives to be taken by abortion.

“Those who voted for Michelle O’Neill should demand her resignation. The people of Northern Ireland have a right to expect true leadership from a Deputy First Minister – leadership that will protect the lives of all people here, both before and after they’re born.”

Bernadette Smyth concluded, “Precious Life will continue campaigning for the Northern Ireland Assembly to repeal Westminster’s abortion law, and save and protect the lives of every unborn baby in Northern Ireland.”

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